Issue 8/2012
The Online Information Bulletin of The Global Forest Science Network

Dear IUFRO Officeholder:

We are happy to present to you the issue 8 of IUFRO News 2012, volume 41. The newsletter is also available for download as a PDF or Word file at: http://www.iufro.org/publications/news/electronic-news/

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Alexander Buck
IUFRO Executive Director

High Demand for Forest Landscape Restoration in North Korea

While the degradation of temperate forests in Europe and North America generally is a historic phenomenon, large scale deforestation has occurred in North Korea over the last few decades. From 6-13 March 2012, IUFRO was represented in an international group of 14 specialists who attended a Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Pyongyang, DPR Korea. More

Alien Invasive Species and International Trade

The conference on Alien Invasive Species and International Trade held in Tokyo, Japan, from 10-16 June 2012, was the third meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.03.12, which was founded in 2005. Participants provided many excellent updates on the status of research on a broad diversity of invasive species. More

IUFRO Immediate Past President at Rio+20 Summit

In the recently concluded United Nations Convention on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – Rio+20 Summit – and related side events, which were held from 17 to 22 June 2012 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Dr. Don Koo Lee, Immediate Past President of IUFRO and current Minister of the Korea Forest Service, participated in his capacity as President of UNCCD COP10. More

Boreal Mixedwoods 2012 – Ecology and Management for Multiple Values

The Boreal Mixedwoods 2012 conference that took place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from June 17-20 focused on the ecology and management of mixedwood stands in the boreal forests of Canada. Presentations highlighted the complexity of boreal mixedwood forests, as well as the strong interest in the sustainable management of the Canadian Boreal forest that includes maintaining the mixed stands which are a prominent component of the natural forest. More

IUFRO Survey

Dear IUFRO Officeholders, dear Colleagues,

have you already answered the IUFRO survey? This is the moment to do it and help to shape IUFRO’s future strategy: http://www.iufro.org/iufro-questionnaire-2012-officeholders/.   More

Sharing Information through GFIS

RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests – is an international organization located in Bangkok, Thailand, with a focus on community forestry in Asia and the Pacific. It became an official member of IUFRO earlier in 2012, and has recently joined the Global Forest Information Service (GFIS). More

IUFRO Spotlight #9 – Self Interest Can Conserve Forests

Legality verification – "Certification Lite", so to speak – may offer the impetus for a workable system of responsible, sustainable global forest governance that previous efforts have been unable to accomplish. That’s one of several hypotheses put forward in a forthcoming paper by Benjamin Cashore and Michael Stone of Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. More

3rd IUFRO Latin American Congress

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) will jointly organize the Third IUFRO Latin American Congress, to be held in San José, Costa Rica from 12 to 15 June 2013. Partners in this event are the Ibero-American Model Forest Network (RIABM), FAO and several IUFRO member organizations in the region. More

XXIV IUFRO World Congress

Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
5-11 October 2014

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IUFRO News 8/2012, published in August 2012
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